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Isikoff Strikes Again
PipeLineNews.org ^ | January 23, 2006 | PipeLineNewsStaff

Posted on 01/23/2006 11:44:43 AM PST by johnqueuepublic

Isikoff Strikes Again

January 23, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Lying Mike Isikoff - of Quran flushing fame - is back again, this time writing in the January 30 issue of Newsweak about another "threat" that U.S. intelligence poses to U.S. civil liberties - "The Other Big Brother - The Pentagon has its own domestic spying program. Even its leaders say the outfit may have gone too far."

Prissy Issy writes - "The demonstration seemed harmless enough. Late on a June afternoon in 2004, a motley group of about 10 peace activists showed up outside the Houston headquarters of Halliburton, the giant military contractor once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney. They were there to protest the corporation's supposed "war profiteering." The demonstrators wore papier-mache masks and handed out free peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches to Halliburton employees as they left work. The idea, according to organizer Scott Parkin..."

What's gotten Isikoff's panties in a bunch is that information about this demonstration might have been gathered, from public sources, by the Defense Department's Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA).

CIFA is a three year old agency charged with keeping track of potential terrorist threats.

What Isikoff doesn't tell his readers however is that Scott Parkin [pictured right speaking in Australia & surrounded by members of the Stop The War Coalition and the Socialist Alliance] is a communist activist who was recently deported from Australia because he was deemed a threat to their national security. While in Australia Parkin was working with the Stop War Coalition, a Stalinist organization which is affiliated with International Answer and the Socialist Worker's Party.

Isikoff's "peace activist" is a Texas junior college history professor - who formed the Houston Global Awareness Collective with the below stated goals, he has been instrumental in bringing other far lefties like the cunning linguist Noam Chomsky to his college campus. His site has links to the communist "War Resisters League" [the CPUSA site directly links to the War Resisters League] and other radical groups including the eco-terrorist group Earth First.

Parkin's Houston Global Collective Goals:

1. Halliburton out of Iraq. Halliburton’s operations are essential to the continuing US presence in Iraq and forcing their withdrawal would shut down parts and motives of the U.S. occupation. Begin an aggressive, relentless and innovative campaign will create an economic, political and social climate that will ultimately force Halliburton from Iraq.

2.End the US wars for empire, end the US occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Prevent future US attacks on other countries.

3. De-Centralized community-based mobilization. We work to create open, welcoming, inspiring spaces where the voices of the social and economic justice majority can be heard through real, direct democracy. We will help catalyze racially just, non-patriarchal, mass movements to challenge corporate and government power and create socially just, directly democratic, ecological, equitable, and peaceful alternatives.

4. Normalize the use of Direct Action and Popular Education as tools and tactics for social change. We will act in accordance with the rich traditions of social movements before us, which have succeeded using nonviolent resistance to challenge injustice. Furthermore, we will work to use a horizontal form of educating one another and creating a progressive community.

It seems only proper to keep an eye on the activities of commie "activists" like Scott Parkin, especially when we are merely talking about publicly sourced documents.

As Powerline makes clear, Isikoff's main source for the piece is William Arkin who is only described as a former intelligence officer.

Actually Arkin, like Parkin is a Bush hater and far-left activist.

It's no secret why the old-media is in such a crisis mode, the rightie Internet army will no longer let them get away with the lies they have slipped by the public in the past.

It's time for Newsweak to fire Isikoff; he should have gone away a long time ago.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cifa; homelandsecurity; isikoff; mediabias; michaelisikoff; mikethespike; newsweak; newsweek; nsa; spying
Since the Judith Miller affair the lefty media has taken off the gloves, they no longer even pretend to be playing it straight.
1 posted on 01/23/2006 11:44:45 AM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic
A Must Read:

Unholy Alliance :
Radical Islam and the American Left (Hardcover)
by David Horowitz

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Vastly Illuminating, September 25, 2004

Reviewer: Kat Bakhu (Albuquerque, NM United States) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
I had long wondered why people on the Left had the propensity to speak more positively about people who would slit their throats than they do about their own country, which affords them more freedom and opportunity than anywhere else. David Horowitz has answered that question thoroughly and convincingly in his Unholy Alliance. Where I felt bewildered and confused, I now feel crystal clear. Unholy Alliance is such a great book.

It begins with the leftist movements at the beginning of the 20th Century, and works its way up to the present day, exploring the anti-American attitude of these movements in detail. Horowitz shows that the enemies of the US back then are largely the same group today, operating under the same misperceptions, making the same mistakes, and pursuing the same impossible utopia.

Individual chapters are included on the Patriot Act (I was persuaded that it is a GOOD thing); the democratic flip-flop on Iraq once G.W. Bush implemented what they agreed with Clinton needed to be done; the driving components of the current anti-war movement; as well as chapters on individual personalities who are major spokespeople of the Left. Horowitz covers a lot of ground, and he covers it concisely and clearly. Unholy Alliance is richly informative without ever being boring or plodding.

This book is so illuminating that I simply cannot do justice to it here. I love people who reason so clearly that they help me get my own reasoning clear. Horowitz is just that type of person! In the terrain of mindless clichés (no-blood-for-oil, etc.), he is a breath of real fresh air.

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2 posted on 01/23/2006 11:49:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: johnqueuepublic
Isikoff is nothing but a pimp for the left-wing media. He used to claim fairness but now he doesn't even pretend to be unbiased.
3 posted on 01/23/2006 11:53:09 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: johnqueuepublic; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; Mo1; Coop; Cap Huff; ...
permalink to article at powerline:

Beyond Ineptitude
January 22, 2006

4 posted on 01/23/2006 11:55:01 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not sure what this has to do with the article I posted but I am sure Mr. Horowitz' book is a good read, thank you.


5 posted on 01/23/2006 11:55:34 AM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for providing the direct link to Powerline's piece.


6 posted on 01/23/2006 11:57:54 AM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic

Newsweek Al-Jazeera is at it again. It does not surprise me to see Lying Izzy try another round to assail America and its values.


7 posted on 01/23/2006 12:03:00 PM PST by HonduGOP
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To: johnqueuepublic
Get caught, get mad, get even.

watta maroon...

8 posted on 01/23/2006 12:08:39 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: johnqueuepublic; Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Actually Arkin, like Parkin is a Bush hater and far-left activist."

Plus them boobs be a rhymin!!! (Snark!)

9 posted on 01/23/2006 12:09:30 PM PST by SierraWasp (GovernMental EnvironMentalism... America's establishment of it's unconstitutional State Religion!!!)
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To: HonduGOP

I guess the people who run Newsweek don't understand how this makes them look to anyone with a brain and a browser.

Have to go back to Judith Miller, after that event the leftist media just quit pretending.


10 posted on 01/23/2006 12:13:21 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: xcamel

Yeah, a maroon for sure.


11 posted on 01/23/2006 12:13:57 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: SierraWasp

Busta lefty rhyme.


12 posted on 01/23/2006 12:14:37 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic

mark for later


13 posted on 01/23/2006 12:16:33 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: johnqueuepublic
Goes back at least to RATher/Mapes... the MSM and their Democrat benefactors are now working hand-in-hand with socialists and Marxists. To them, the enemy is conservatism... it isn't al Qaeda and radical Islam.

The left knows that they can only win if our nation is reduced to rubble... under a Republican administration. They have been working toward this goal since November 3, 2000.

14 posted on 01/23/2006 12:20:21 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: johnny7

Yes the RATs/Mapes/Rather caper, fake but true, same standard here, but Isikoff is better at constructing a facade that he can hide behind.

How can this guy sleep at night knowing that he is a laughing stock?


15 posted on 01/23/2006 12:50:09 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic

I have run into some revolutionary types on the internet that make me very glad to know that peace activists are watched. I assumed as much, though.


16 posted on 01/23/2006 1:03:26 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: ClaireSolt

Its always the samee with these lefty writers.

If it's a conservative then that is played up, but if its a friggin commie professor, he becomes a devoted to humanity type.

This never fails to astound me.


17 posted on 01/23/2006 1:22:54 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic
Pssst, Mikey, no one's listening to you anymore

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18 posted on 01/23/2006 1:26:47 PM PST by demkicker
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To: demkicker

The last time lil' mikey was even half way balanced was before Drudge scooped him on his own bj story, about 8 years ago. Since then, the curly, messed hair boi, has gone straight{?} left. He loves to get on chrissy girl's "smushball" and and give and get verbal lewinskis.


19 posted on 01/23/2006 1:55:01 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: demkicker

And those that are listening ain't very happy.


20 posted on 01/23/2006 2:04:16 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: USS Alaska

Didnt Matthews get a case of malaria or something when he did the big photo safari in Afreeka?

Love it, verbal Lewinskys.


21 posted on 01/23/2006 2:05:11 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: johnqueuepublic

John Q,

You can't capitalize a lewinsky.

1) Shows too much respect
2) Tends to confuse people, makes them think of bj{billy jeff}
3) If you've seen the pig recently, you know that even lipstick won't work.


22 posted on 01/23/2006 2:44:50 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: USS Alaska

No I havent seen her recently, she was never my type anyway, too fleshy and too stupid.

Even at the time she was a two bagger if you get my meaning.


23 posted on 01/23/2006 3:30:12 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: USS Alaska

Oh and sorry about the etiquette of capitalizaion...lewinsky.


24 posted on 01/23/2006 3:30:56 PM PST by johnqueuepublic
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

"permalink to article at powerline:" Mike Isikoff looks like a super far left liberal swine at best. Tough to keep these clowns under wraps. Bet he carries a communist ID card.


25 posted on 01/23/2006 6:25:38 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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